Monday, March 07, 2011

Quiet Lake in Fall - on Masa

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

This hasn't been much of a painting weekend except for classes and practice, so I'm uploading some of those paintings done earlier that I haven't yet posted.

This fall view of one of our Oxford lakes was done on Masa rice paper - creating some of the textural fractures in the foliage, sky and lake - interesting effects.

If I had painted it this weekend, I see much that I would change ---

It rained all day yesterday - every drop precious in our drought conditions - and the storm that passed also sported several tornato touch-downs in the area. We, thankfully, were spared from the worst of it - but the wind was mighty gusty all day.

I've a full day of meetings so I'll be off line until tomorrow ...

Hope your day is terrific!


Lorraine said...

Lovely texture, lovely colors, terrific water reflections and lovely sweep of trees and foliage around the water. Such a nice reminder of my ten days of color in NC last fall.

It sounds like our weather moved your way. It is now winter cold again but not for long.

Big hugs,

freebird said...

The texture is wonderful on this. I didn't realize the paper would work so well with watercolor.

Joan said...

Wow!!! Two beauties! I love the masa look...I have to try another one using masa paper. It really accents the foliage. Marvelous colors in the one the purple and yellow.

We had rain yesterday, &sunny skies today but very windy. I hope I can squeeze in a plein air later, but I want to go donate blood first. Enjoy!!

Teri C said...

That is really wonderful texture on that paper. Beautiful painting.